4th Annual Women in Tech Symposium:

4th Annual Women in Tech Symposium - Reimagining Cybersecurity for All

Reimagining Cybersecurity for All
Friday, March 6, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sibley Auditorium, UC Berkeley
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The 4th Annual Women in Tech Symposium is one month away. Join CITRIS and the Banatao Institute on Friday, March 6, for a day filled with keynote speakers, breakout sessions and networking opportunities. Be a part of #Cybersecurity4all. See you there!

Keynote Speakers

  • Window Snyder
    Chief Security Officer at Square
    Fireside chat with Tsu-Jae King Liu, Dean of the College of Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
  • Wendy Nather
    Head of Advisory CISOs, Duo Security, Cisco Systems
    Keynote: “Democratizing Security: From Control to Collaboration”


  • What’s at Stake? Global and Systemic Cyber Threats – Cybersecurity is no longer just a concern for the IT department — vulnerabilities in our digital services and infrastructure could create havoc for all of us.
  • Platforms and Personal Risk: Protecting our Identities and Assets from Stalkers, Trolls, and Hackers – What happens when digital technology is used to threaten our individual identities?

Breakout Sessions

  • Cyber Career Tips & Tricks
    Led by Kavya Pearlman, Cyber Security Strategist, Wallarm & Deidre (Day-Dree) Diamond, CyberSN/Secure Diversity
  • Tools and Tech for Cybersecurity
    Led by Gio Kao, Research and Design Manager, Sandia National Laboratories and Ervinna Lim, VP Global Customer Success, Jumio
  • Cybersecurity and the Health Sector
    Led by Heather McPherson, Kaiser Permanente & Serena Villalobos, Senior Consultant, Quasar I.T. Solutions
  • Cyber and Blockchain/Fintech
    Led by Karin Bauer, Berkeley Haas Blockchain Initiative & Lauren Weymouth, Senior Manager, University Partnerships, Ripple

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Athena Award Winners

  • Executive Leadership:
    Rama K. Akkiraju, IBM Fellow and Distinguished Engineer at IBM
  • Academic Leadership:
    Alice Agogino, Roscoe and Elizabeth Hughes Professor of Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley
  • Early Career:
    Joy Buolamwini, Founder, Algorithmic Justice League
  • Next Generation Engagement:
    Girls Who Code


Following the event, join us for a reception in Sutardja Dai Hall’s Kvamme Atrium. An art installation of the CLTC Cybersecurity Arts Contest winners will be on display in the CITRIS Tech Museum.

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